Coronavirus: U.S. reports more than 35,000 new cases in 2 days amid mass protests Experts predicted that a 'second wave' of COVID-19 could occur in the fall. They are now afraid it's going to happen next month.
More than 21,000 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the United States on Monday, according to a tally maintained by Johns Hopkins University. 14,790 new cases of coronavirus were reported Tuesday, according to the CDC. The new cases were identified in all 50 states, as well as in Washington, D.C., and U.S. territories. The total of COVID-19 cases in the United States are 1,831,806 according to data from Johns Hopkins University on June 2, 2020.
By May 20, all states had begun lifting stay at home orders and other restrictions set to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. But many health authorities and experts are alarmed by new cases of pandemic transmission that could arise from protests over George Floyd's death, racism and police abuse of minorities, in which thousands of people have been involved for more than a week now.
The authorities emphasize the need for testing, social distancing and face coverage, as they see that reducing restrictions on staying at home, as well as the large protests against police brutality across the country could lead to an increase in new cases. Experts are also seeing that, in other countries, such as Iran, the increase in COVID-19 cases is like a "second wave" already.
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